Altaf Bukhari holds video conference with Union HRD Minister

GJ REPORT
SRINAGAR, AUG 16: Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar today held a video-conference with the Education Ministers of different States in which Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari also participated.
The objective of the Conference was to discuss the issues related to learning outcomes, teachers training and issues pertaining to B Ed and D Ed colleges.
Speaking on the occasion, the HRD Minister directed the Education Departments to focus on training of untrained teachers for next two years. He said, “It is important for all untrained teachers to join the training programme and those who did not enroll for the training programme will lose their job by March 2019”. The under-graduate and graduate teachers have to register themselves on web portal of National Institute of Open Schooling (www.nios.ac.in) where they can get the course learning free of cost. The study material will also be available on the web portal. However, they need to pay Rs 6000 as exam fee, which will be held in June 2018 and final exam in March-April 2019. The HRD Minister also laid emphasis on Learning outcomes, cleanliness drive in schools, painting competition and other activities during the video-conferencing.
On the occasion, Altaf Bukhari appraised the HRD Minister about the status of registration process of untrained teachers in Jammu and Kashmir. He informed that the process of registrations has already begun in the State. Later, Altaf Bukhari directed the Secretary School Education to issue a circular in this regard and asked him to direct all untrained teachers, if any, to get themselves registered with NIOS web-portal.